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    I am 13 and my mom used drugs and i was touch when i didnt want to by a friend ........soooo my question if i run away and my parents get mad would they be able to harm me.

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    Re: Wanting help

    Hello there,

    We are glad you decided to reach out to us at the National Runaway Switchboard. We are very sorry to hear you were touched and want you to know that no one deserves to be treated in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. That plus your mom using drugs does not sound like an easy place to be. We are not sure how you are coping, but here are some resources you might find helpful:

    Al-Anon/ Ala-Teen: Provides support for young people who have parents who abuse alcohol/drugs

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network): Provides support for all different types of sexual abuse.

    You ask if you run away and your parents get made if they would be able to harm you. If you are referring to whether your parents would be able to harm you if you run away, they might not be able to harm you if you aren’t physical there. However, they are probably still going to have the option of filing a runaway report with the police. Many parents choose to do so as a way to protect themselves against neglect.

    We encourage you to contact us directly either by calling us at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or try chatting with us if you haven’t yet tried by going to and clicking the red button between the hours of 4:30 and 11:30pm CST.

    Stay safe!

    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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